25 January 2019
Universal Credit - call for evidence on natural migration
The Work and Pensions Committee has launched a new inquiry into Universal Credit natural migration.
The Committee would like to hear views on the following questions, to inform this next phase of their work on Universal Credit:
- Which groups of people stand to lose out most when they transfer to Universal Credit? What should the Government be doing to support those groups?
- What does the lack of a comprehensive list of “triggers” that can transfer people to Universal Credit mean in practice for claimants and the groups who support them? Should the Government produce a full list?
- Are the existing “triggers” for natural migration appropriate? If not, how should they be changed?
- Has the Department for Work and Pensions done enough to help people to understand what changes in their circumstances might cause them to have to transfer to Universal Credit, and what that might mean for them? What more could it do?
More information about the Committee's inquiry and call for evidence is available on the Parliament.UK website.
The deadline for written submissions is 18 February 2019.